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Help! My 2 Year Old Mini Is Aggressive With My Daughter
I have a 2 year old male Mini Aussie. I got him when he was 11 weeks old, the last of his litter to be adopted, and upon meeting him I could not separate him from my daughter. He followed her around and constantly craved her attention. He came to work with me everyday and was good with everyone he encountered. Then at about 7 months old his disposition changed. He no longer enjoyed coming with me to work and he wanted NOTHING to do with my daughter. In fact, at one point he bit her on her face and broke skin where she nearly needed stitches.
I have taken him to obedience classes for socialization and basic training, the vet to check to see if there could be something irritating him (that was a nightmare) and even sought help from a behavioral therapist. He is great with other dogs, pays no mind to strangers when they ignore him but he growls and will attempt to bite my 5 year old daughter. She now wants nothing to do with him. In fact, she ignores him completely. Is there any way to save me from having to re-home him?
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